Monday, November 30, 2009

"The port of New York has a major problem, it's called the Bayonne Bridge"

Port of Call: Private Equity - "A look at the infrastructure changes needed to accommodate large vessels for Panama Canal's expansion, with Chris Lee, Highstar Capital money manager."

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bayonne Bridge May Go Cashless...

From the NY Daily News: Bridges and tunnels may soon stop accepting cash in favor of E-ZPass: "The new system would be instituted on the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More on the Infrastructure Funding Dilemma

Humboldt Maritime Logistics » Blog Archive » Trying to solve the infrastructure funding dilemma: "Think you have headaches? It could be worse. You could be stuck in the middle of three-state battle over infrastructure and shipping problems with the Bayonne Bridge....

Friday, November 13, 2009

False Alarm on Bridge

Bayonne Bridge reopens after report of suspicious items | Hudson County Now - - -The report was received at about 9:30 a.m., but an investigation revealed that the items were apparently left on the span inadvertently, perhaps by a construction contractor, according to a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Local Redevelopment

Hudson Reporter - News, Events, Classifieds, and Businesses in Hudson County, New Jersey -Now that the Bayonne Crossing mall has broken ground on the east side of Route 440 between East 22nd Street and New Hook Road, the city is looking at a possible redevelopment of yet another portion of the Route 440 corridor, part of a very hefty agenda that includes additional redevelopment sites throughout the city.

News from Port Industry Day

Port Strategy: Solving the infrastructure funding dilemma -Speakers described an ongoing battle pitting the New York region against Norfolk (to the south) and Halifax (to the north) and efforts are now underway to resolve issues surrounding the Bayonne Bridge, where new generation vessels are too big to fit underneath it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

News from the Staten Island Side...

NY1 | 24 Hour Local News | Top Stories | S.I. Residents Demand Cleanup Of Local Toxic Sites - NY1 VIDEO: More than a dozen concerned Staten Island residents met with environmental justice lawyers in Port Richmond Wednesday to pressure politicians and the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up three potentially toxic sites in the borough. Those sites are the Veterans Park and the former Jewett White Lead Factory in Port Richmond and the Manhattan Project site near the Bayonne Bridge.

Kosciuszko Bridge (Brooklyn) Replacement Pricetag

The Brooklyn Paper: The billion-dollar bridge! - The pricetag for a state plan to replace the crumbling Kosciuszko Bridge by 2017 has ballooned to more than a billion bucks to accommodate the eight-year inflation expected during the long-awaited and long-needed replacement.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

News from Staten Island...

Staten Island North Shore and West Shore Light Rails via the DOORtoDOORrealty blog  - Plans for a new light rail line on the North Shore of Staten Island have received strong support from Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro (R) and various members of New York’s congressional delegation including Senator Charles Schumer (D) and former-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D), as well as the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Morris County Impact Discussed

Morris, get ready — truck traffic could get a lot worse | | Daily Record -Expanding the [Panama] canal will enable cargo ships three times the size of those currently entering Port Newark and Port Elizabeth to pass through it, county transportation director Gerald Rohsler said last week.